In this episode, we meet an Amsterdam Papa named Victor*, and learn how he and his husband became the parents to twin boys through gestational surrogacy. We find out what their options were as gay (intended) fathers, how they decided on surrogacy, what decisions they had to make along the way, and what sort of legal issues they encountered after the birth. Their story spans three countries, involves a change.org petition, and required over 200 pages of legal documents. Topics we discuss include:
- LGBT family planning
- International adoption
- Different types of surrogacy
- Co-parenting, or shared parenting
- International family law
- Second parent adoption
- Paternity and parental rights
*Name has been changed for privacy
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Donna Bardsley is the travel-loving mother of three homebodies who hate to leave the house. After living in Amsterdam for six years, she has recently moved her family back to the US where she is experiencing all the joys of reverse culture shock.